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2018 Outdoor Media Climate Challenge – Writing Entry Form

Magazine, Newspaper, E-zine, Blog, Website, etc. All entries must be published between May 1 - Dec. 1, 2018
  • All entries must be published or aired within the official open dates of the contest: May 1 - Dec. 1, 2018. All entries must be published or aired via media platforms that reach, and are accessible to, hunters & anglers in the Southeastern United States. “Published” shall be either in traditional media or on the internet. “Aired” shall be on cable or broadcast tv, on the public airwaves, or via the internet. All entries must be related to the outdoors, must target hunters, anglers or other related outdoor enthusiasts, and must educate and/or engage sportsmen and women in the Southeast on climate change. Entries must be a professional effort, meaning the contestant has received direct payment or otherwise derived income through advertising or other sponsorship related to the entry.
  • How to prep your entries

  • For written entries, we require that all contestants submit a duplicate copy of their entry with their byline and photo credits rendered unreadable. This ensures that our judges treat each entry fairly, and without bias. If your entry was published online (article or blog):
    1. Have a copy of the article link available – you can include this on the entry form to show proof of byline and publication date.
      1. If a link directly to the article is not available or not publicly available, you will need to upload one PDF with the article including your byline and publish date and a second without the byline. Instructions below.
    2. Create a PDF or JPEG of your entry.
      1. You can print and scan the page OR save as PDF directly from your Web browser. Exact steps depend on type of Internet browser, but generally if you select Print, there should be an often to “Print to PDF” when selecting the appropriate printer from the dropdown menu. Selecting this option will create a PDF of the webpage you are on.
    3. Each file must be less than 10MB in size.
    4. If you do not have a link to your article, save file with byline, etc., visible. If you have a link, skip to step 5.
      1. If your article spans several pages, you can save as a multi-page PDF, but if you do, make sure the file is under 10MB. Otherwise, you can save each page as an individual PDF because on the online entry form, you have the option to upload additional files.
    5. Remove your byline from the PDF you have created.
      1. How to remove byline? You can re-scan the original page after covering byline with sticky note, x-ing out with permanent marker, etc. Or if you are familiar with image-editing software, use Photoshop or Adobe Acrobat or something similar to block out your byline.
    6. When naming files, use descriptive file names to make it easy to find various entries and versions during upload and be sure to remove any special characters such as apostrophes, commas, spaces or symbols.
    If your entry was published in a print publication:
    1. Gather your clip.
    2. Scan and save the file type as PDF or JPEG.
    3. Each file must be less than 10MB in size.
    4. First, save file with byline, etc., visible.
      1. If your article spans several pages, you can save as a multi-page PDF, but if you do, make sure the file is under 10MB. Otherwise, you can save each page as an individual PDF because on the online entry form, you have the option to upload additional files.
    5. Create a second PDF’d entry with your byline removed.
      1. How to remove byline? You can re-scan the original page after covering byline with sticky note, x-ing out with permanent marker, etc. Or if you are familiar with image-editing software, use Photoshop or Adobe Acrobat or something similar to block out your byline.
    6. When naming files, use descriptive file names to make it easy to find various entries and versions during upload and be sure to remove any special characters such as apostrophes, commas, spaces or symbols.
  • Entrant Information

  • (Freelancer, columnist, staff videographer, etc.)
  • Writing Entry Information

    Magazine, Newspaper, E-zine, Blog, Website, etc.
  • (Including the number of likely readers/viewers)
  • *For content that is restricted, or that’s not available on the web, you may upload a PDF/JPEG version of the entry with publication name, date and byline included.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, pdf, zip, zip, jpg, jpg, jpeg, jpeg.
    Upload a PDF or JPEG or ZIP file of a PDF/JPEG. You may upload multiple pages (files) here, if needed. When upload is complete, a circle with a red 'X" will appear next to the file allowing you to remove the file if it was added by mistake. This symbol indicates the file upload was successful.
    **Note: You must remove apostrophes, commas and all special characters from all file names prior to upload.
  • We require that all contestants submit a duplicate entry with their byline and photo credits rendered unreadable. This ensures that our judges treat each entry fairly, and without bias. Please upload this blind copy below.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, pdf, zip, zip, jpg, jpg, jpeg, jpeg.
    Upload a PDF or JPEG or ZIP file of a PDF/JPEG. You may upload multiple pages (files) here, if needed. When upload is complete, a circle with a red 'X" will appear next to the file allowing you to remove the file if it was added by mistake. This symbol indicates the file upload was successful.
    **Note: You must remove apostrophes, commas and any special characters from all file names prior to upload.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, pdf, zip, zip, jpg, jpg, jpeg, jpeg.
    Upload a PDF or JPEG or ZIP file of a PDF/JPEG. You may upload multiple pages (files) here, if needed. When upload is complete, a circle with a red 'X" will appear next to the file allowing you to remove the file if it was added by mistake. This symbol indicates the file upload was successful.
    **Note: You must remove apostrophes, commas or any special characters from all file names prior to upload.
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